Oh, boy, how the intelligentsia is all aflutter about the latest result from a “publication” (funded by a couple of far right-wing Christianist organizations) by a right-wing “intellectual” whose multimillion dollar study purportedly shows that the gays and lesbians are bad parents. Only, the study doesn’t actually look at any real gay or lesbian parents, or track any kids over time, or control for the usual suspects of negative outcomes. Several other real scholars are preparing a more formal rebuttal, not that this piece of shit deserved publication, much less rebuttal. No, it just compares people who were NOT in a married biological couple but knew that a parent had had a same sex relationship with people whose parents were in a stable het marriage. Everything about this paper reeks of a right-wing hit job. I can hardly even seriously engage the data because I doubt its veracity. Yeah. I said that. Ideologues of this caliber can’t be trusted with anything, and here we’re supposed to trust the estimates of a study with sketchy details, collected by a fly-by-night beltway bandit group, and analyzed by a committed religious ideologue? This wasn’t Social Science Research level material, in my opinion, and I”m on the editorial board. But, so is Bradley Wilcox! Worse even than Regnerus’ phony study was the opinion paper by some sissy-looking mormon guy from LSU. I’m sorry. When did we start publishing right-wing opinion as if it was social science research?
But, I can find some good in all of this. Thanks to these asshats, I now look sane and reasonable. People used to think I was some wackjob paranoid, ranting about the right wingers taking over sociology, and dissing “public sociology”–which was uncool. Right. You got your public sociology right here. You want to count this shit for promotion?